Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

homemade yogurt

Save money and live healthier!

Say goodbye to buying expensive yogurt at the store with all that disposable plastic. With a Luvele Yogurt Maker, you’ll save money, create less waste, and enjoy yogurt that’s more nutritious than anything you can buy. And bonus, once you start your own batch of homemade yogurt you'll have an endless supply, as a few spoonfuls of yogurt can re-culture your milk in the next batch.

At first, the idea of making yogurt might seem intimidating, but with a Luvele yogurt maker and La Thermometer, the simple process is fun and easy. All you need is bacteria (known as yogurt starter culture) and milk, but before you begin your first batch be sure to read:

A guide to choosing the best milk to make yogurt
Everything you need to know about yogurt starter culture
How to thicken homemade yogurt

Homemade yogurt

Homemade yogurt is also one of the best sources of probiotics, which are friendly bacteria that give your gut microbiome a boost and improve your overall health. When you make yogurt at home, you can be sure that it has more probiotics than any yogurt you can buy at the store.

The Luvele Yogurt Maker puts you in control of the bacterial quality and the taste. Your starter culture will specify how long to incubate. Most will typically recommend 6-8 hours which will result in a mild tasting natural yogurt. For a therapeutic probiotic yogurt, Luvele yogurt recipes generally suggest overriding the specified time and fermenting for 24-hours. The resulting yogurt will taste a little tarter but have considerably more good bacteria. The fermentation time is entirely yours. Browse the following links to learn about the benefits of a longer fermentation time.

Yogurt fermentation time and temperature
24-hour yogurt vs a probiotic pill 

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Before you begin it is important to sterilise the Luvele yogurt making glass jar, lid, and any utensils you use, in hot water. Pouring boiling water over everything is sufficient. The danger of not sterilising is that other bacteria may overpower your starter culture and affect the quality of your yogurt.

homemade yogurt

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